Hello everybody and happy 2017 to all of you. May this be the year for achieving your goals and realising all your dreams for health and wellness. I hope you find this article of value since there is much confusion out there with regards to what ketosis is, why you might want to try ketosis, how to get into ketosis as well as how to test for it.
What is ketosis?
When you go very low carb, your insulin levels drop. This allows your body to start burning your stored fat for fuel, and very effectively melts those extra kilos away. As long as insulin stays high due to a high carb intake, weight loss is going to elude you. Your body has an amazing ability to convert its engine from petrol (carbs) to diesel (fat). It is a totally natural process, and has enabled humans to endure times of famine all through the ages. Today, researchers are discovering that keto-adaptation has other therapeutic benefits that go beyond mere survival. Read the rest of this entry
Nutritional ketosis has fascinated me for a while now, for many reasons actually. The first one being the role ketosis plays in weight loss, secondly its advantage when it comes to endurance sports and thirdly due to the amazing discoveries scientist are making when it comes to the role a ketogenic diet plays in fighting back against cancer, Alzheimer’s, autism, PCOS, depression, diabetes, psoriasis, Crohn’s and heart disease, to name just a few. In this post, I will use content from Jimmy Moore’s and Dr. Eric Westman’s new book, Keto Clarity (which I can highly recommend) to explain a bit more about this little known gem of nutrition science. Read the rest of this entry